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- General Editor's Introduction
- Introduction: Flagships of Imperialism<sup>1</sup>
- Chapter One ‘A large capital and great arrangements’: P&O to 1840<sup>1</sup>
- Chapter Two Full steam ahead: west and east of Suez, 1840–45
- Chapter Three From India to China: P&O and the opium trade, 1845–57
- Chapter Four Competition and the route to Australia, 1847–52
- Chapter Five Views from the boardroom, 1840–55
- Chapter Six Nuts, bolts and money, 1843–65
- Chapter Seven Crisis and rescue, 1853–67
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